I nominate Tres Seaver.

- C

Tres Seaver wrote:
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> (apologies in advance for the cross-post:  we need this to reach the
> whole Zope community).
> 
> The Zope Foundation board is pleased to announce the regular 2010
> general meeting of the foundation will be held on Wednesday, 24 February
> 2010, at 17:00 UTC.  The meeting will be conducted via IRC at the
> following channel:
> 
> irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation
> 
> Prior to that meeting, the current board will conduct an elections in
> which foundation members will select seven (7) board members in
> accordance with the foundation bylaws[1].
> 
> 
> Summary
> - -------
> 
> - - Nominations open via the foundat...@zope.org mailing list until
>   Friday, 2010-01-29.
> 
> - - Voting via e-mail to a closed mailing list, from Wednesday,
>   2010-02-03 through Friday, 2010-02-19.
> 
> - - Votes tallied by representatives of the current board,
>   using "Meek and Warrent STV" method using OpenSTV software.
> 
> - - General meeting and seating of the new board, Wednesday, 2010-02-24.
> 
> 
> Procedure for Elections
> - -----------------------
> 
> The procedure for the elections is as follows:
> 
> - - Foundation members may nominate any member by responding to the
>   board's announcment on the foundat...@zope.org maling list.
>   Nominations will remain open until Friday, 2010-01-29, 23:00 UTC.
> 
> - - At the close of the nominations period, the board will create a new
>   mailman list, 'zf-elections-2010', and approve all ZF members to post
>   to the list..  In order to preserve anonymity of votes, foundation
>   members will not be subscribers to the list;  access to the list
>   archives will be restricted to the "tellers" appointed by the board.
> 
> - - On Wednesday, 2010-02-03, the Secretary will send an e-mail announcing
>   the opening of the voting period. This email will contain the ballot,
>   with careful instructions about how to rank preferences in the reply.
>   The Reply-to header of this e-mail will be set to the
>   'zf-elections-2010' list.
> 
> - - ZF members will vote by replying to that e-mail.  Voting will remain
>   open until Friday, 2010-02-19, 23:00 UTC.
> 
> - - At the close of voting, the board will appoint two of its members as
>   "tellers."  The tellers will use the list archive to tabulate the
>   members' votes, using the OpenSTV application[2] configured to use the
>   Meek and Warren STV method[3].  The tellers will report the election
>   results, along with the raw tallies, at a special board meeting to be
>   held on Tuesday, 2009-02-23, 15:00 UTC.
> 
> - - After canvassing the results from the tellers, the board will notify
>   all nominees of the success / failure of their candidacy, thanking
>   them for their willingness to serve.
> 
> - - At the general meeting, the last item on the agenda will the
>   announcement of the election results, including a vote to "seat" the
>   board.
> 
> 
> An online version of this announcement is available at:
> 
>   http://foundation.zope.org/news/2010_election_and_general_meeting/
> 
> 
> References
> - ----------
> 
> [1] http://foundation.zope.org/bylaws/zope_foundation_bylaws.pdf
> 
> [2] http://stv.sourceforge.net/aboutopenstv
> 
> [3] http://stv.sourceforge.net/votingmethods/meek
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Tres.
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> Tres Seaver          +1 540-429-0999          tsea...@palladion.com
> Palladion Software   "Excellence by Design"    http://palladion.com
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